Happy Saturday! Welcome to our weekly ‘Three Things” post where you’ll find a peek into my week and some things that are making me happy. Three things is just how I start, though – I throw in bonuses and links to some fun recipes, diy projects, and garden ideas that I find inspirational or helpful and think you will, too. So, yeah – you’ll want to read to the end! (Note: the links I provide are often affiliate links, though not always.)
We helped move our daughter into her college campus housing and you can probably imagine I am so proud of her efforts to DIY her room decor! Her roommate left the room’s design up to our daughter and they worked on cutting out some of the paper triangles together, but other than that our daughter worked for about a week planning and creating some really fun things using what we already had.
And that colorful hanging decoration over the bed? Scrapbook paper cut into triangles, sewn together with white thread and tied to a dowel! She added more triangles to the ends of the dowel to create an arrow. Love.
(On a side note: you can see that my iPhone camera has been taking blurry, washed-out pictures – for months actually and I can’t figure out why – any suggestions?)
Did you know that you can share your Amazon Prime account with household members? We’ve had a Prime account for 3 years now (which we LOVE, btw – so many benefits, it’s really worth the $99/a year fee) and I just learned this a couple weeks ago – sheesh! This makes life SO much easier, since it really is both Brian and me paying for it, but he was sending me links of things he wanted to order and then I’d have to order them to get the 2-day shipping, etc. Now he can do it himself AND we get to share our Kindle ebooks, so when we read something we think the other would like – there it is in our shared library. I simply can’t believe I didn’t know about this sooner!
How to do it? Go to your account and scroll down to “Digital Content” and click “Manage your content and devices.” Then follow the directions listed here, adding the name of one more adult and up to 4 kids. And bam – life just got a bit easier.
I finished two more books for the book list in the last couple of weeks, finishing the Hunger Games trilogy with Catching Fire and Mocking Jay. It’s a compelling story that hooks you in with good storytelling. I’ve heard from my kids (who read it years ago with most of their friends) that not many people are satisfied with the ending, and thinking about it, I’d say it’s because there’s not much of a moral conclusion, just kind of an empty “this is life and we don’t have the games anymore” ending. I’m curious to see if the final movie of the trilogy that’s coming out soon changes the ending at all, or at least makes it a bit more satisfying.
Have any of you read it? What did you think about the ending?
Links To Check Out:
Since I don’t have the space for a rice cooker, I appreciated this article on how to make rice without a rice cooker.
How about a plum butter made with brown sugar and cooked in a slow cooker? Yum.
Fall’s a great time to divide perennials and grow your garden for free.
I seriously have potting bench envy.
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